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Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)
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Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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by Robert Louis Stevenson, N.C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
 

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When he attends a dying patron of his family's boarding house, young Jim Hawkins has no idea that the man was once a pirate, or that the man's possessions include a map that will lead whoever has it to the island where the  notorious buccaneer, Captain Flint, buried his treasure. Jim and his guardians hire a boat to sail to the island, unaware that crew they

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When he attends a dying patron of his family's boarding house, young Jim Hawkins has no idea that the man was once a pirate, or that the man's possessions include a map that will lead whoever has it to the island where the  notorious buccaneer, Captain Flint, buried his treasure. Jim and his guardians hire a boat to sail to the island, unaware that crew they have hired includes many members of Flint's pirate band, among them former quartermaster Long John Silver, and that they hope to claim the treasure for their own. The ensuing action-packed adventure established the classic pirate story as it was written for more than a century afterward, and it made the literary reputation of its young author, Robert Louis Stevenson.
 
First published as a book in 1883, Stevenson's tale of  pirate adventure on the high seas has become one of the best-known classics of English literature. Illustrated with classic full-color plates by N.C. Wyeth, this exquisite edition features an elegant bonded leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive gilded edging, and decorative endpapers. It is a book that will be cherished by readers of all ages.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435133433
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 13, 1850
Date of Death:
December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Vailima, Samoa
Education:
Edinburgh University, 1875

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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is nice, and the illustrations are wonderful in their color and detail. The only problem is that in the beginning it is hard to get into the story if you are not a real pirate/treasure fan. Other than that, the story went very smoothly.
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I have read this book before, and loved reading this again. As I own six of the children's classics, I think that this is easier to understand than a few of the others. I think it's cover is beautiful and is even better in person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a favorite. But still a good read.
Murphy-Sparrow More than 1 year ago
I received this as a gift for Christmas this year (2011). Though I've read it in the past,the moment I started reading, I could'nt put it down. The book itself is finely made. VERY NICE binding. The paper is high grade with gold edgeing. Nice illustrations gives you a sense of an old copy. The story speaks for itself. It drags you in and keeps you there. If you've never read a true book about pirates and treasure then look no further, this is the grandaddy of them all. Definitely a must read.
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JPDH More than 1 year ago
The book itself, The binding and pages are quite nice, the book mark is good and the images are nice also and the book goes well with the other books of its series as well as it looks nice displayed with the larger B&N leatherbound books such as Sherlock Holmes and so forth. It has some very good characters such as Long John Silver, Jim Hawkins, The Doctor and The Squire. As to the story for those of you who have not read Treasure Island it is a great story of Pirates, Adventure and as the name would suggest Treasure, this book is an interesting read for any age and while it may not be your favorite book it will surely be another piece you will be happy to add to your own library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book
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